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Homicide: Life on the Street: And the Rockets' Dead Glare

One of the student leaders from the Tiananmen Square protests is killed in Baltimore and Crosetti & Lewis are assigned to investigate the crime with international implications. Meanwhile the Pony Johnson case comes to trial.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Wednesday March 17th, 1993

Director: Peter Markle
Story: Tom Fontana
Teleplay: Jorge Zamacona

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Guest Stars
Michael Willis
As Attorney Darin Russom
Steven Marcus
As Detective Russ DeSilva
Zeljko Ivanek
As A.S.A. Ed Danvers
Alvin Lum
As Dengshu
Bai Ling
As Lin Chang
Ed Lauter
As Secret Service Agent Gruszynski

Co-Guest Stars
Ami Brabson
As Mary Pembleton
Clayton LeBouef
As Captain George Barnfather
Geoffrey C. Ewing
As "Pony" Johnson
Gerald F. Gough
As Colonel Bert Granger
Ralph Tabakin
As Dr. Scheiner, M.E.
Gil Grail
As Anne Schanne
Howard B. Silverman
As Judge Madden
Irene Ziegler
As Mildred Bettis
Main Cast
Daniel Baldwin
As Detective Beau Felton
Ned Beatty
As Detective Stanley Bolander
Richard Belzer
As Detective John Munch
Andre Braugher
As Detective Frank Pembleton
Clark Johnson
As Detective Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto
As Lieutenant Al Giardello
Melissa Leo
As Sergeant Kay Howard
Jon Polito
As Detective Steve Crosetti
Kyle Secor
As Detective Tim Bayliss
Episode Notes
Ami Brabson, who plays Mary Pembleton, is Andre Braugher’s (Det. Pembleton) wife in real life.

Richard Belzer’s past history with drug use and abuse give him plenty to draw upon when Munch makes his pro-legalization argument.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Attanasio
Executive ProducerBarry Levinson  |  Tom Fontana
Supervising ProducerJim Finnerty
ProducerGail Mutrux
Production DesignerVince Peranio
EditorRichard Harkness
CastingPat Moran  |  Louis Digiaimo
MusicJeff Rona
Director of PhotographyWayne Ewing
Coordinating ProducerLori Mozilo
Main Title ThemeLynn F. Kowal
Based Upon The Book ByDavid Simon
Warning: Homicide: Life on the Street season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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